Oceanside Library

NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY
General Information
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Fire
Disney Digital Books
iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Nook/Nook Color/Nook Tablet
Other Devices

 

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NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY

                                     


Nassau Digital Doorway/OverDrive General Information

Oceanside Library is pleased to offer access to the Nassau Digital Doorway.  This free collection of downloadable media includes both eBooks and audiobooks which can be used with a full variety of digital devices.  Depending on your device, you have the ability to view Adobe ePub, PDF eBooks, or Amazon eBooks for Kindle as well as listen to OverDrive MP3 audiobooks.  For an updated list of compatible devices and device profiles, check OverDrive's Device Profiles.

Quick tips for selected devices
(Opens in Adobe Acrobat or right click to download as PDF):
If you have an iPad: click here
If you have an iPad and want to use the Kindle app: click here
If you have a Kindle or Kindle Fire: click here
If you have a Nook: click here
If you have a Nook with Wi-Fi: click here

Patrons may check out up to 5 titles (audiobooks & eBooks combined) at a time.  Audiobooks can be checked out for 7 days and eBooks for 14 days.  At the end of the loan period, the title expires and is automatically returned to the collection.  Titles cannot be renewed but if there are no reserves against the title, you may check it out again.  Click here to access the collection.

The following information is taken from the Getting Started With OverDrive:

To checkout and download you need…
1. A valid library card
2. An Internet connection
3. A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
4. Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials:

If you have any questions about compatibility or formats available for your device, check OverDrive's Digital Help/FAQ or "My Help Wizard".  They have done a great job covering all the basics!  For further information or more help, click here.  There is also an Device Compatibility Site as well.

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Disney Digital Books

The Disney Digital Books collection offers nearly 700 classic and new titles with lovable characters, including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princesses, Hannah Montana and many more.

The link can be found on the left side of the Nassau Digital Doorway page or by clicking here.  Disney Digital Books are always available and are able to be used on a Windows or Mac computer.

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How Do I Use OverDrive With A Kindle? (via Getting Started With Amazon Kindle)
 
You can borrow Kindle Books from your library and deliver them wirelessly to your Kindle device, a free Kindle reading app (available for many platforms, like Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac), or Kindle Cloud Reader.

If you're using a Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX, please refer to our guide on getting started with Kindle Fire devices.

Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.

Step 1

Use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to open your library's OverDrive-powered website (find it using www.overdrive.com).

Step 2

On your library's OverDrive-powered website, use the advanced search or search filters to find an eBook that's available in the Kindle Book format (or, look for the "Available formats" on each title's details page).

Step 3

Once you borrow an eBook that's available as a Kindle Book, select Kindle Book from the Download drop-down menu that appears next to the title on your Bookshelf, then select Confirm & Download. You'll be taken to Amazon's website to complete your checkout.

Step 4

On Amazon's website, follow the on-screen prompts to "Get library book" and wirelessly deliver it to your Kindle device or reading app. You'll need to sign in to your Amazon account to complete this process. If you don't have an Amazon account, you'll be prompted to create one.

Note: Library books require a Wi-Fi connection for download to Kindle devices. If you do not have an available Wi-Fi connection, you will need to transfer the eBook via USB.

Once you deliver a library Kindle Book to your device or reading app, it works like any other Kindle Book.

For a video overview of how to get started with a Kindle or a Kindle reading app, check out our Kindle help videos or our Kindle reading apps help videos.

For more help with Kindle or Kindle reading apps, please visit Amazon support.
 

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How Do I Use OverDrive With A Kindle Fire? (via Getting Started With Kindle Fire Devices)

You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX.

Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only. However, users from any country can still follow the steps below to install the OverDrive app and access OverDrive Read eBooks, EPUB eBooks, MediaDo Reader eBooks, MP3 audiobooks, and streaming videos on a Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX (some digital formats may not be available from all libraries).

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from one of the following:

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you're under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.

Note: If you're using a first generation Kindle Fire, skip this step and move on to step 3.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, find your library's OverDrive website. On most Kindle Fires, you can do this by swiping from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add a library. On first generation Kindle Fires, tap the Add a library icon icon (or, if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library's OverDrive website. You can:

*Note: If you're using a first generation Kindle Fire, you'll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID to download EPUB eBooks. It's a one-time, free process that takes just moments to complete.

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How Do I Use OverDrive With An iPod? (via Getting Started With An iPod)

If you have an iPod touch, please see getting started with an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch). For all other iPods, the guide below will help you get started.

What you need

  • An iPod cable to plug into your computer
  • OverDrive for Windows or Mac
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software
    Install OverDrive's desktop app on your computer. You'll need it to download audio titles and transfer them to your iPod.
    Note: If you want to transfer WMA titles to an iPod, you'll need a Windows computer. Even then, not all WMA titles can be transferred to an iPod due to publisher permissions.
  2. Borrow and download titles on your computer
    Open your library's digital collection website (find it here) on your computer and then borrow and download an audio title.
  3. Transfer titles to your iPod
    Follow our instructions to transfer MP3 or permitted WMA titles from a Windows computer to an iPod, or to transfer MP3 titles from a Mac to an iPod.
    Once you've transferred a title to your iPod, you can listen to it just like any other audio file. WMA titles will be listed with your playlists, and MP3 titles can be found under "Music."

How Do I Use OverDrive With An iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch? (via Getting Started With iOS Devices)

You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals from your library on your iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch).

Note: Some digital formats may not be available from all libraries.

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you're under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to find your library's OverDrive website.

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library's OverDrive website. You can:


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How Do I Use OverDrive With A
Nook, Nook Color, or Nook Tablet? (via Getting Started With A Nook)

You can install the OverDrive app from the NOOK store on a NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, or HD+. These NOOK devices are based on Android, so you can use our Android instructions to borrow, read, and listen to titles using OverDrive's app. Please use this article to get started with those Android-based NOOKs.

The guide below is for NOOK models other than the Color, Tablet, HD, and HD+.

What you need

  • The USB cable for your NOOK
  • Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software
    Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer to transfer library eBooks to your NOOK. You will also need to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID or OverDrive account.
  2. Browse, borrow, and download titles on your computer
    Open your library's digital collection website (find it here) on your computer.
    Then, borrow and download an EPUB or PDF eBook.
  3. Transfer and enjoy
    Library eBooks will download and open in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). From there, transfer eBooks to your NOOK.
    Note: The NOOK HD and HD+ do not support transfers from ADE. If you have one of these devices, install the OverDrive app and borrow titles directly from your NOOK.
    Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can open and read it like you would any other eBook on your NOOK.


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How Do I Use OverDrive With Other Devices? (via Getting Started With OverDrive)

For all other devices including but not limited to Android and Blackberry products, Sony Reader, Kobo, Chromebooks, and Windows Phones, use Getting Started With OverDrive for further installation information.

To download OverDrive audio titles, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console. OverDrive Media Console is available for…
Android v1.5 (or newer)
BlackBerry v4.5 (or newer)
iPhone OS v4.0 (or newer)
Mac OS v10.4.9 (or newer)
Windows 98 SE (or newer)
Windows Mobile 5 and 6

For further installation information, use Getting Started With OverDrive.

 

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